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  1. #26
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    When you're under the car and with your legs crossed like that, you're definitely not hating it. @:- ) Nice progress so far and thumbs up!

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    Haha, so true Chris. I planned on cleaning the rest of the engine bay up but the weather had other plans. It went from 65 and sunny to 32 and raining in less than 12 hours. Instead, i cleaned the entire garage. Steady eddy until this runs. More pictures and progress next weekend.
    Last edited by Gregsgroup; 04-16-2018 at 09:25 PM.

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    More cleaning and oil pan swap as the replacement engine's pan was dented. Look at the old engine photo compared to the new engine. Night and day. The motor I'm putting in looks brand new inside. Someone changed their oil often. Interestingly, found the same two loose bolts in both motors. I found the smaller bolt (oil pump) and the larger bolt goes to the housing. I used the opportunity to re-torque the oil pump bolts (with lock thread). Tomorrow the new motor gets a new starter, alternator and the oil pump housing swapped. Hopefully soon this engine will be going back in.

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    Looks good! (And thanks to your photos, I now know where those pesky heat shields attach that I couldn't remember where they went. Time to put those back in)

  6. #31
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    Today was hills and valleys:

    Valleys:
    -New alternator installed including swapping the wiring harness.
    -New seals for the engine motor mount/oil line feed installed
    -New starter prepped with cleaned cover, ready to install once the engine and trans are connected.
    -Bolts removed from fly wheel. (thank you Harbor Freight earthquake gun)
    -New motor mounts installed
    -All radiators, transmission cooler lines, power steering pump, AC compressor and final engine clean pressured washed (used a $79 Ryobi electric pressure, awesome little unit. It beats my gas powered unit for this type of work hands down)
    -I cut the harness in two spots, the single wire 18 gauge wire from the alternator and the 5 wires leading to the starter and oil sensor on the left. I plan on installing quick connectors to make future removal easier.

    Hills:
    -One bolt on the oil pan needs a heli-coil as it spins. I could tap a larger bolt but I like things to be the way they were designed.
    -A while back I purchased a BMW OEM crank sensor. Since its brand new, i wanted to install on this motor. Well, upon removal, a piece of the mount came with the sensor. Now I will either have to tig weld the mount together or use JB weld. The sensor is secure yet, as above, I like when things are they way they should be and will tackle this while the motor is out.
    -The power steering pulley is toast. It looks like someone put a pry bar on the pulley and clipped it in several places. Off to order a new one.

    See you next weekend as we get closer to completion.

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    Last edited by Gregsgroup; 04-22-2018 at 06:57 PM.

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